Motihari is the headquarters of east Champaran district (Purbi Champaran district) in the state of Bihar. It is around 120 kms from Patna, 50 kms from Bettiah, and 82 kms from Muzaffarpur. The town is very close to Nepal. Birgunj, the seventh largest city of Nepal, is 55 kms away. Motihari is known worldwide as the site from where Mahatma Gandhi began his Satyagraha against the British rule in India.
Places to Stay
There are some good budget hotels in Motihari. Some of them are Laxmi Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 400), Anand Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 300), Raj Hotel (Tariff - Rs 1100) and Divya Raj Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 500).
The official language of Motihari is Bhojpuri, Hindi.
The major festivals celebrated in the region are Chhatth Puja (November), Sama-Chakeva (March and November), Teej (August) and Barawafat (January).
Places to Visit
There are several places of tourist attraction in Motihari. Some of the places include Someshwar Nath Temple (32 kms from the bus stand), Kesariya Buddha Stupa (50 kms from the bus stand), The Mahatma Gandhi Museum (2.5 kms from the bus stand), Kesaria Stupa (48 kms from the bus stand), and Moti Jheel (1 kms from the bus stand).
How to Get There
Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport (162 kms), also known as Patna Airport, is the nearest airport.
Situated on Sagauli-Samastipur railway line, Motihari railway station is the main railhead serving the town of Motihari.
As a major bus station, Motihari bus stand is connected to Raxaul, Muzaffarpur and Sugauli by regular bus service. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Gaurav Luxury Bihar State Transport Corporation and Pawa Puri Motors. Online bus ticket booking has caught up with travelers across India.